Egypt: Army Economic Institutions and Road to Full Domination

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-army-economic-institutions-and-road-to-full-domination/ After Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s military coup on July 3, 2013, the leaders of the ruling military institution adopted a new approach to management of the economic file within the Egyptian State, whereby the army has turned from being...

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Closer Egyptian-Russian Relations Causing a Headache in Washington

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/closer-egyptian-russian-relations-causing-a-headache-in-washington/ Egypt’s intended purchase of advanced Russian fighter jets is raising alarm bells in Washington and has prompted US officials to threaten Cairo with sanctions under legislation passed in 2017. Despite...

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Egypt: Dimensions of Privatization of Army Ventures

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Zikrallah Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-dimensions-of-privatization-of-army-ventures/ Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for listing companies affiliated with Egypt’s armed forces on the stock exchange along with other state-run firms and assets in the coming period was not surprising to me. On Thursday, October 31, 2019 during...

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Egypt’s Military Now Controls Much of Its Economy. Is This Wise?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/11/25/egypt-s-military-now-controls-much-of-its-economy.-is-this-wise-pub-80281 The military is woven into almost every part of Egypt’s economy. It runs businesses, produces goods, and manages huge infrastructure projects. What are the consequences of involving a country’s armed forces so deeply in its...

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Owners of the Republic: An Anatomy of Egypt’s Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/11/18/owners-of-republic-anatomy-of-egypt-s-military-economy-pub-80325 The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies. Read more at original...

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Al-Qaeda’s Long Game in the Sinai

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Michael W. S. Ryan Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/hot-issue-al-qaedas-long-game-in-the-sinai/ Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s long-game strategy has created international networks with the ultimate intention of creating a united Islamic Emirate to take the place of the lost Ottoman Caliphate, across...

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Egypt: Manifestations of Transport Ministry Militarization

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-manifestations-of-transport-ministry-militarization/ The Cairo Station fire incident on February 27, 2019 – when a train crash caused huge blaze after fuel tank exploded, triggering resignation of former Transport Minister Hisham Arafat and appointment of Kamel Al-Wazir, the former head...

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NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/nato-countries-should-help-egypt-mitigate-security-challenge-near-libyan-border/ Egypt is facing multiple security challenges for which a military solution is deficient. A complex interplay between internal and external challenges, as well as human and security challenges, is...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – August

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem   Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-august/ During August, two citizens, including a woman, were killed and 12 citizens, including women and children, were injured by indiscriminate shooting by Egyptian security forces. Activists and some Sinai electronic pages circulated a...

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Egyptian Paratroopers on Russian Soil: ‘Defenders of Friendship 2019’

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Jorgen Elfving Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/egyptian-paratroopers-on-russian-soil-defenders-of-friendship-2019/ On August 19–29, Russia hosted the multinational exercise Defenders of Friendship 2019, which involved the joint participation of Russian and Egyptian paratroopers as well as Belarusian...

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Mohamed Ali: Will Conflict of Wings Lead to Fall of Sisi?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/mohamed-ali-will-conflict-of-wings-lead-to-fall-of-sisi/ Since the events of July 03, 2013, individuals and groups within the army have been trying to change the approach adopted by the leadership of the institution that aroused a state of dissatisfaction among officers of different ranks...

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Cairo’s Struggle to Contain North Sinai Militancy

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Jemimah Hudson Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/cairos-struggle-to-contain-north-sinai-militancy/ On July 18, militants executed four individuals in the town of Bir al-Abd, in North Sinai, for alleged cooperation with the Egyptian security services. One day later, at least two people, including a civilian...

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